The Institute of Directors (IoD), the professional body which supports, represents and sets standards for business leaders, acknowledges that businesses thrive when employees thrive.

Recognising the critical role of directors and executive leaders in relation to mental health and wellbeing of employees, the IoD has teamed up with Mind for their 2019 Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace campaign, and have made a range of resources available on their website.

In March 2019, the IoD stated that: “Every business leader and employer has a responsibility to support employees with mental health problems and promote the mental wellbeing of their entire workforce”

Explore the IOD resources

Some of these resources are targeted at commercial businesses, but many of them are applicable across a range of organisations, including policing. You might find the following particularly useful:

Mapping Mental Health for Business Leaders

Are you burnt out? The detrimental impacts of a heavy workload

Business leaders and their mental health

8 signs of presenteeism in your staff